10 things we didn't know last week

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1. Saying "ow" makes immersion in very cold water less painful.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

2. A 51-year-old software engineer named Bryan Henderson has edited Wikipedia 47,000 times to remove the ungrammatical term "comprised of".

Find out more (Backchannel)

3. The Archbishop of Canterbury is allergic to garlic.

Find out more (The Times)

4. Cats are significantly less stressed when they have a cardboard box to hide in.

Find out more (Wired)

5. Some 15,152 types of life forms have been identified on the New York subway.

Find out more (Time)

6. A baby is born on its predicted due date just 4% of the time.

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7. It costs £3.20 ($5) to commission a spear from a Ugandan blacksmith.

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8. The world's largest crane ship is named after a Nazi war criminal.

Find out more (Financial Times)

9. Chinese internet users are banned from posting messages using the names of famous people.

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10. Dutch and Scottish chimps have different grunts to signify the word "apple", and the former can pick up the latter's accent.

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